Nick Diaz has never been shy about expressing his emotions and the newly-minted welterweight champ turned it up a notch after his impressive win over Marius Zaromskis at “Strikeforce: Miami” this Saturday.
When the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu wizard-turned-slugger was asked who he thought was deserving of getting first crack at his brand new title, Diaz wasn’t too impressed with the short-list of names that were being brought to his attention.
“I’d rather fight somebody that’s a little more important than Jay Hieron,” Diaz matter-of-factly stated. “(His) fight wasn’t even on the main card, so why am I going to fight him? Nobody saw it. Nobody even knows who he is. They keep bringing me these guys nobody knows.”
Well Nick, if you aren’t familiar with Jay, how about former EliteXC lightweight champion KJ Noons?
“Who is Noons? He hasn’t fought forever. This guy doesn’t even fight anymore or something or quit, is scared,” Diaz bitterly said of the man who holds a controversial win over him.
Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker stated he is planning to request the services of Hayoto Sakurai for Diaz’s first title defense.